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FY2019 Deep-Sea Nanoscience Research Group, Research Center for Bioscience and Nanoscience(CeBN),
Research Institute for Marine Resources Utilization(MRU) Recruitment of Postdoctoral Researcher - "Microreactor"

Available Position JAMSTEC is recruiting a total of one position as a Postdoctoral Researcher - "Microreactor"
Recruiting
Department
Deep-Sea Nanoscience Research Group, Research Center for Bioscience and Nanoscience(CeBN),
Research Institute for Marine Resources Utilization(MRU)
Job Description We are soliciting applications for a Postdoctoral Researcher position at the Deep-Sea Nanotechnology Research Group, Research Center for Bioscience and Nanoscience.

Details of the activity of the group can be found at:
http://www.jamstec.go.jp/cebn/deepsea_nano/e/index.html

The successful applicant will be expected to develop a high-temperature, high-pressure micro-flow reactor that can operate at conditions near the critical point of water (critical temperature 374°C, critical pressure 22.1 MPa) and use the reactor to fabricate functional soft materials.

[Relevant Research Fields]
Chemical engineering, materials chemistry, colloid and surface chemistry, polymer chemistry, any other fields related to materials science
Job Type Postdoctoral Researcher: To contribute to the Agency, a Postdoctoral Researcher should be able to independently conduct the research subject under direction of a leader, and to be appointed to improve his/her research qualities.

*There may be a change in affiliation in the event of reorganization of the Agency.
Requirements Applicants are required to have been awarded or expect to have obtained a Ph.D. in a related field by the date of employment. In addition, no more than 5 years can have passed between the last day of the fiscal year in which the applicants obtained a Ph.D. and the date of employment.

*Persons of any nationality and either gender are encouraged to apply.
Work Place Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC)
Yokosuka Headquarters,
2-15 Natsushima-cho, Yokosuka city, Kanagawa,
237-0061, JAPAN
Working Conditions & Contract Period (1) Number of positions:
1 position for a Postdoctoral Researcher

(2) Type of contract
  Fixed-term employee

(3) Working Hours
 Discretionary labor system
 
(4) Contract Period
September 1, 2019 to March 31, 2020.
*Appointment date is negotiable.
*One contract period is maximum one fiscal year.
*The contract period can be renewed but the total contract period is a maximum three fiscal years (until March 31, 2022).
*This position is a non-tenure-track, fixed-term employee position.
*In accordance with JAMSTEC's bylaws, on reaching the age of 65 during an employed fiscal year, the contract period will expire at the end of the same fiscal year. This bylaw may change.
Salary Annual salary (paid in 1/12 equal monthly payments)
 JPY 5,250,000

*There are no raise, bonus or retirement allowance.
Terms of Employment (1) Upon appointment, the successful applicant will receive a relocation allowances in accordance with JAMSTEC's bylaws.
(2) An allowance for commuting expenses will be provided.
(3) The employee and JAMSTEC will share the premiums for social insurance and labor insurance in the proportion specified by current statute.
(4) The JAMSTEC employee cooperative provides various subsidies for mutual aid and welfare services.
(5) A housing lease service is not available.
(6) Holidays and vacations: Saturdays, Sundays, public holidays, year-end, and New Year's holidays. Annual vacations with pay, special vacations, leave of absence to care for a family member, and maternity leave are provided.
Application Procedure (1) Required documents
*Please ensure that you submit all required documents and that all documents are fully completed

a) A CV (1 copy). A valid E-mail and home address must be provided.
*Please include contact information for two references. These persons should be someone other than the person mentioned in g) below and should not be employees or Visiting Scientists of JAMSTEC.
b) A summary of your research (1 copy, 1 page)
c) Your research plan for the project (1 copy, 1-2 pages).
d) Publication (achievement) list including thesis titles (1 copy).
*Please list publications in refereed (peer-reviewed) journals separately from unrefereed publications (1 copy).
e) A list of competitive research funds awarded to the applicant (1 copy).
*If you have not been awarded any, include "none" in the list.
f) 2 (or fewer) representative publications (1 copy).
g) A letter of recommendation from a senior research scientist. The person providing the recommendation should send the letter to JAMSTEC directly by POST or E-mail. In the case of E-mail, a signed letter in PDF format should be attached. The applicant’s name should be specified on the envelope or in the title of the E-mail. Letters of recommendation written by a JAMSTEC employee or a JAMSTEC visiting scientist will not be accepted.

(2) Submission:
The required documents must be sent by POST or E-mail and should reach JAMSTEC on or before the closing date.
*Please write "FY2019 CeBN 'Microreactor' Postdoc" (in red) on the front of the envelope. Registered mail is recommended for confirming receipt of your application (no acknowledgement will be provided).
*If you send an application via E-mail, all files must be converted to PDF format. E-mail attachments can be up to 25 MB. Please include “FY2019 CeBN 'Microreactor' Postdoc” in the title.

(3) Interview and appointment
Applicants will be selected based on submitted application material, followed by an interview.
The successful applicant is expected to join us on September 1, 2019.

*A travel allowance is available for applicants from abroad, but only under certain circumstances.
*Web-based online interviews by ZOOM are also available.
Closing Date June 24, 2019 at 13:00 JST (The application documents must arrive at JAMSTEC by this date.)
Contact (application documents must be sent to this address) Human Resources Division, Human Resources Dept., JAMSTEC
2-15 Natsushima-cho, Yokosuka city, Kanagawa
237-0061 Japan
TEL: +81-46-867-9583 FAX: +81-46-867-9095
(E-mail: recruit-app[at]jamstec.go.jp)
*Please replace [at] with @ when addressing e-mails.
*For inquiries by e-mail, please include "FY2019 CeBN 'Microreactor' Postdoc" in the title.
Remarks (1)Submitted documents will not be returned to the applicant.
(2)Submitted documents will be managed safely according to strict rules. Personal information received during the recruiting process will be used only for recruitment screening and appointment procedures and not for any other purposes.
(3)The successful applicant should submit a certificate documenting his/her health upon appointment.
(4)Withdrawal of the application must be done by written notice.
(5)Above conditions may be changed at the discretion of the agency.
(6)For non-Japanese speakers, the interview and daily work will be conducted in English.
Note The Japanese government encourages social advancement of women. In accordance with this principle and under the JAMSTEC’s principle of gender equality, in this call for applicants, JAMSTEC encourages all qualified female researchers to apply. If a male and a female applicant are evaluated equally, we will select the female applicant.